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Don Johnson

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 12:31 PM

Didn’t you appear in a Batman movie ?

We had some snow in the UK – not the amounts that you get over the pond – but the country still ground to a halt for a few days. Schools closed, cars slid into rivers, villages were cut off – just the usual stuff.

Because it happens infrequently, and for such a short time, we really have no snow-coping culture – unless you count the gritter lorries that spread a salty mixture on major roads. Apart from the people that drive to the European ski resorts, no one has snow chains, and the four-wheel drive vehicles are only normally used to take kids to school not for coping with slippery conditions.

Here in our little corner of Somerset we seem to miss most of the nasty stuff, whether snow or flooding which has affected areas all around us – snow in the Quantocks and Exmoor, or flooding on other areas of The Somerset Levels. In the latter case, we live in Chedzoy, which along with other villages like Middlezoy and Westonzoyland are all apparently on raised areas – Zoys – of The Levels, so we (hopefully) keep our feet fairly dry!

I’m still happy to be here rather than to have to experience the extremes of weather that we see reported from the US!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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